Archive for the ‘Monthly Book Reviews’ Category

  • January Book of the Month

    18th January 2022
    Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim In Spin the Dawn Elizabeth Lim creates an enchanting and magical world, which blends Chinese fairy tales and the supernatural. Maia’s father is called to the Summer Court to become an...More
  • December Book of the Month

    8th December 2021
    And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando And the Stars Were Burning Brightly is a powerful read for Key Stage 4 readers and contains themes that readers might find upsetting, including suicide and some...More
  • September Book of the Month

    24th November 2021
    Front Desk by Kelly Yang Front Desk is an accessible and political book.  It’s the story of a 10 year old girl, Mia, newly arrived to the USA from China, who works with her parents at the Calavista Motel in California. ...More
  • October Book of the Month

    24th November 2021
    The Deathless Girls – Kiran Millwood Hargrave I had to read this book after a Year 10 pupil returned it and told me it was THE BEST BOOK they had ever read.  It’s a book I had often admired, with a beautiful cover and...More
  • November Book of the Month

    24th November 2021
    The Upper World - Femi Fadugba This month’s book is superb and I’m not at all surprised to find that Netflix are making it into a film and that a sequel is being written.  It explores physics, (the writer is a...More